Jan 19, 2013 4:00am EST
lance armstrong got in the whole 2 1/2-hour interview. armstrong talked about another painful moment when the cancer foundation he founded livestrong said it was through with him. >> none of my kids have said, dad, you're out. none ever my friends have said, hey, lance, you're out. the foundation is like my sixth child, and to make that decision and to step aside was, that was big. >> they made it for you. >> i was aware -- i wouldn't at all say forced out, told to leave. i was aware of the pressure, and, yes, i had interactions with doug and with some of the board members. it was the best thing for the organization, but it hurt like hell. >> lance armstrong with oprah on the own network tonight. last night in part one he admitted he was living, in wiss words, one big lie and every jersey he won he won by cheating. he copped to the doping but he did not say he was a lot more than a user, that he encouraged others on his team to dope. that he pressured them. joining me now, the people who know lance armstrong like few others do, betsy andreu whose husband rode with lance. daniel coyle
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
, lance armstrong's confession continued. it's over now. tonight on oprah winfrey's own network he sort of broke down telling oprah what it was like as a father of five kids to lie to a child, to lie to a son, his son luke. >> when this all really started, i saw my son defending me and saying, that's not true. what you're saying about my dad is not true. and it almost goes to this question of why now. you know, he can't -- yeah. that's when i knew i had to tell him. >> what did you say? >> i said, listen, there's been a lot of questions about your dad. my career, whether i doped or did not dope. i have always denied that, and i have always been ruthless and defiant about that. you guys have seen that. that's probably why you trusted me on it, which make it is even sicker. and i said i want you to know that it's true. i told luke. i said -- i said don't defend me anymo anymore. don't. >> did he say anything? >> he just said, look, you know, i love you. you're my dad. this won't change that. >> emotional moments. no tears visible but probably the most emotional lance armstrong got in the
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
minutes to get more details. now, though, keeping them honest. lance armstrong's riveting but incomplete confession. incomplete and many say other things as well, some say calculating, cocky, and cruel. whatever you call it, his effort continues as oprah winfrey runs the second installment of hir interview with the disgraced tour de france winner. after the interview, we'll have another edition of "360." this portion expected to deal with his betrayal of live strong. some people are less than happy with his confession so far. people he targeted for telling the truth when he was still lying. >> this is a guy who used to be my friend who decimated me. he could have come clean. he owed it to me. he oweds it to the sport that he destroyed. >> her husband used to ride with lance armstrong. she's going to join us later tonight, and again, will be reacting instantly to what she hears from armstrong. last night, she said armstrong dropped the ball, that he owed to her and her husband frankie to come clean. when he was lying, they were telling the truth, and he tried to destroy them, what she rea
Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm PST
. we'll be back at midnight with the latest on lance armstrong's confessional with oprah winfrey. "anderson cooper" starts now. >>> it's 10:00 eastern time. we begin with breaking news on lance armstrong. after years of lying about using performance-enhancing drugs, after suing some, threatening others and ruining the careers of many who tried to expose his lies, the dethroned seven-time tour de france winner has changed his tune. he calls his whole experience, quote, one big lie, and says all the blame lies with him. he spoke, obviously, with oprah winfrey, taped a 2 1/2-hour interview which began airing tonight on her network own. the encounter began with oprah asking him rapid fire questions. the stakes got higher, the tension rose. take a look. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance. did you ever use any other banned substances like testosterone, cortisone or human growth hormone? >> yes. >> yes or no
Jan 18, 2013 4:00am EST
seven times in a row? >> not in my opinion. >> lance armstrong finally confirming what so many people suspected. a lot of people actually knew that the man whose back from cancer story made him a hero to so many around the world, in a word, bicycling's best known villain. a question many were asking tonight is, why is armstrong finally coming clean? >> for 13 years, you didn't just deny it. you brazenly and defiantly denied everything you just admitted just now. so why now admit it? >> that's the best question. that's the most logical question. i don't know that i have a great answer. i will start my answer by saying that this is too late. it's too late for probably most people. and that's my fault. you know, i view this situation as one big lie. >> one big lie. he said he didn't invent the culture of doping but he didn't try to stop it. a fairly breathtaking admission about what he did to be the best individual cyclist of his time. armstrong also led a team. he's been accused of running it like tony soprano, forcing others to cheat the way he was cheating. oprah asked him about that.
Jan 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
did lance armstrong say in the interview he just taped with oprah winfrey? he reportedly admit to using performance-hancing drugs to win bicycle races. and oprah says he was "pretty forthcoming" but that he did not come clean in the manner she expected. exactly what that means is not clear. oprah is too good to give it all away. >> i choose not to characterize. i would rather people make their own decisions about whether he was contrite or not. i felt that he was thoughtful. i thought that he was serious. i thought that he certainly had prepared himself for this moment. i would say that he met the moment. and at the end of it, 2 1/2 -- literally 2 1/2 hours, we both were pretty exhausted. and i would say i was satisfied. >> well, whatever ultimately made it to tape -- we won't know till later this week -- long-time followers of armstrong say they are not ready to take anything he says at face value. reporters, teammates and even one-time friends they all describe the seven-time tour de france winner, cancer survivor and charity founder as a born manipulator who will do whatever
Jan 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
to lance armstrong in the last the 4 hours. he cheated and lied about it for years and years and now is reportedly coming clean, somewhat? how much did he say in the interview he taped with oprah? oprah said that he was forthcoming but did not come clean in the manner in which she expected. what that means is not clear. oprah is too good to give it all away. >> i choose not to characterized. i would rather people make their own decisions whether he was contrite or not. i felt he was thoughtful. i thought that he was serious. i thought that he certainly had prepared himself for this moment. i would say that he met the moment. and at the end of it, two and a half -- literally two and a half hours, we both were pretty exhausted. and i would say i was satisfied. >> well, whatever ultimately made it to tape -- we won't know till later this week, long-time followers of armstrong say they are not ready to take anything he says at face value. reporters, teammates and even one-time fans all describe him as a born manipulator who will do whatever it takes for only one person, lance armstrong.
Jan 17, 2013 8:00pm EST
there in the operation that took place today by algerian forces. and lance armstrong reporting he used performance enhancing drugs. we'll talk to people who said their lives were destroyed by armstrong's lives and ask what they'll be listening for. we begin keeping them honest with a story that is beyond bizarre. the mont manty te'o story. notre dame where fairy tale endings are a birth right. he makes a tackle even though he said he just lost his girlfriend and his devoted girlfriend, lennay kekua. te'o would nearly win a heisman trophy. cue the credits, grab a hanky. call sports illustrated, put him on the cover. but like the feel-good hit of the summer, his story isn't real. the girlfriend didn't die. she didn't even exist. now they say he was the victim of a hoax, but keeping them honest, the record including his own statements cast doubt on the notion it's that simple and whether or not he was duped. virtually everyone who covered the sorie was. did they see what they wanted to see and not look closer than that. they saw the girlfriend and her storybook meeting with te'o. their stares got pl